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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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March 20, 2011

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I went up to Baraboo from Madison yesterday to Sen. Luther Olsen's district to collect recall signatures. They were pretty well organized; they hand you printouts of a couple city blocks worth of names and addresses from (I'm assuming) registered voter lists, along with a map and a couple petition forms. They have the addresses divided up to take maybe two or three hours to cover. I did two different 'clusters' over about five hours (pretty similar to some of the Census work I did).

"Not home" won by a landslide, but of the people I did get a hold of, it was maybe 50/50 between "No" and "Sure" or "I've already signed". Even at that, I only got thirteen signatures, which seemed a little discouraging while I was doing it.

But I was talking to the woman running the office after I turned in the forms, and she said they had about 50 people walk in to help canvas Saturday. So if each of them got six signatures per address 'cluster', that's 300 signatures...gathered just on Saturday...just in Baraboo...not counting the "I've already signed" people. 300 is more than 2% of the total needed for Olsen's recall. And there were 'events' going in at least ten different town in Olsen's district today - Baraboo, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Ripon, Clintoville, New London, Waupaca, Berlin, Wild Rose, Wautoma, Red Granite...

My sister told me she ran into friends sitting outside the public library in De Pere (Robert Cowles' district) yesterday, and they had gotten more than 50 signatures in a couple hours.

SCABBY THE RAT!

I heart Scabby. He once got arrested in the Chicago suburbs because he violated the sign ordinance for being too tall, and a bunch of the union guys who brought him there to protest, I think, conditions on a building site, staged a "Free the Rat" rally where they marched around the police station yelling until the cops gave the rat back.

Renaming him Scotty is just perfect.

A.

love that rat.

MORE ANGRY BADGERS! hmm, i got a badger's rose bowl shirt and bucky looks fuming. could paint over the back RECALL WALKER.

It was a good event in Madison on Saturday. It was very cool to see so many people turn out. I wasn't the only out of stater to show support either! Woot! Woot!

It's something that should get air time, but of course it won't. Fortunately, we have Teh Intertubez, so I can share this with you. It's about 9:45 long; please watch the whole thing.

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